February 15, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
    For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Louisville has won the designation of “Tree Campus USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation recognizes UofL’s dedication to and investment in outstanding management of campus trees. The entire campus can celebrate at a tree planting April 7 at noon outside Louisville Hall at 4th Street and Brandeis Avenue as part of a campus wide Arbor Day celebration.
    To educate physicians, researchers, social workers and nurses in the Middle East on current research and treatments for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, Robert Friedland, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology at UofL, has co-organized the Seventh International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the Middle East. For this year’s event, which is Feb. 23-25 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friedland will discuss his research into the relationship between gut microbiota and neurodegeneration, and provide information on potential preventative measures to delay the onset of AD.
    UofL sends corrective action plan to state auditor
    UofL has submitted a plan to correct issues raised in a December 2016 Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts report on the UofL Foundation and its relationship to the university. The original report and UofL’s action plan areavailable here.
    Electrical shutdowns planned on Belknap Campus
    The first of three separate electrical shutdowns during the next two to three months is scheduled for this Sunday, February 19, and will affect the Belknap Campus Chemistry Building and Lutz Hall starting at 6 a.m. and ending by noon. Facilities Management is working to repair extensive damage and replace underground cables and equipment. While no impact is anticipated for the rest of campus, everyone on Belknap should exercise caution to protect sensitive assets. Unplugging computers and scientific devices where possible is recommended.
    Additional Information: Email
    Call for Summer Research Projects-School of Medicine
    Summer research projects are now being solicited from faculty to submit a biomedical summer research project for our medical students. The student’s stipend support and poster production costs are covered by the School of Medicine’s Summer Research Scholar Program (SRSP) and NIH training grants. Projects can be submitted online. The deadline is March 10, 2017.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2553
    Bioethics Discussion Group meets every third Monday
    February 20, 2-3 p.m., Suite 240, MedCenter One, HSC
    Join us every third Monday for an ongoing opportunity for faculty, students, and community members from all backgrounds to discuss the process behind making life-changing medical decisions with all the messy complexity of real life situations. Each month we will discuss actual cases or current events and learn from each other and the providers involved. Light refreshments provided.

    Additional Information: Andrea Sinclair, 852-6501, website
    Online Info Session: Master of Science in Civil Engineering
    February 21, 7 p.m.; online
    Join our online info session to connect with faculty and academic advisors and get any program-related questions answered.
    Register online.
    Additional Information: Email, 800-871-8635
    Twisted Taco opening Thursday in Louisville Hall
    UofL Dining Services is happy to announce the opening of the newest dining location, Twisted Taco, on Thursday, Feb. 16. The new venue is located on the first floor of Louisville Hall and features a variety of taco options such as The Buffalo Bill, The Down Home, and The Argentinian. Twisted Taco hours are 10:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and 4-10 p.m. on weekends.
    Additional Information: Website
    Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition for grad students deadline registration extended
    Feb. 22
    The International Three Minute Thesis (3MT) for graduate students holds its local competition as part of the Graduate Student Council Research Conference on March 24. The deadline for participants has been extended to Feb. 22. This is a great opportunity to perfect your elevator pitch and translate your research for a broader audience.
    Learn more about and register for 3MT online. Winners receive prizes and first place has the opportunity to travel to the regional competition to compete.
    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110
    Payroll Services office moving
    February 13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room 223, Service Complex
    UofL Payroll Services is moving to the Controller’s Office in the Service Complex. The new address will be 223 Service Complex, 2215 S. Brook Street, Louisville, 40292. All phone numbers remain the same. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Seminar: Retirement Savings Challenges for Women
    February 23, noon to 1 p.m., Human Resources Multi-Purpose Room, 1980 Arthur Street; Free for faculty, staff and retirees
    When it comes to saving for retirement and planning for retirement income, women face a number of unique challenges. It is important to recognize these challenges and plan accordingly. Presented by the Commonwealth Credit Union, this session is free to all faculty, staff and retirees. Lunch will be provided.
    Register to attend by Tuesday, February 21, online
    Additional Information: Website
    HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn: ‘Medicine and the Black Body’
    February 24, noon to 1 p.m., HSC Kornhauser Library Auditorium; Free
    Guest speaker John Chenault is an associate professor and medical librarian in the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. He has provided EndNote training and workshops in the use of electronic databases for hundreds at UofL, and he teaches in the Pan African Studies Department. In his spare time, he is a writer, poet, composer, and playwright. This talk will examine the shameful and tragic history of the medical mistreatment and exploitation of African Americans from the colonial era to the present. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP.
    RSVP online by noon Feb. 22.
    KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club meets today
    February 15, noon to 1 p.m., noon to 1 p.m., Clinical Translational Research building, Room 124
    Join us as Shizuka Uchida, an associate professor of Medicine with the School of Medicine and an investigator with the Cardiovascular Innovative Institute’s division of Regenerative Medicine, presents “Long Non-Coding RNAs and Circular RNAs.” Uchida’s research integrates bioinformatics and biology wet lab techniques, which will be of interest to many in the bioinformatics community.
    Additional Information: Email Julia or David
    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology seminar
    February 16, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. Douglas Black, professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular from UCLA will present ” Programs and Mechanisms of Alternative Pre-mRNA Splicing in Neurons.”

    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165
    Arts and Entertainment
    80th anniversary of the Flood of ‘37
    February 19, 3 p.m., Ekstrom Library
    Due to popular demand, Archives & Special Collections is offering additional programming around the “How High the Water Was” exhibit. The galleries will be open from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. At 3 p.m., Tom Owen will give a talk: “Observations on the Flood of 1937.” 

    Additional Information: Carolyn Dowd, 852-8711
    ‘School of Babel’ film screening
    February 16, 5 and 8 PM; Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Floyd Theatre, Student Activities Center; Free
    Welcome to a one-of-a-kind Paris education program for immigrant children from around the globe. In her feature documentary debut, director Julie Bertuccelli follows one class of students ranging from 11 to 15 years of age as they begin life in a new land.

    Hailing from countries across the globe including Ireland, Brazil, China, Ukraine, Tunisia, Venezuela, Guinea and Libya, many of the students are asylum seekers. Discussion will follow the 5 p.m. screening.

    Additional Information: Website
    Training and Workshops
    Information Security Office Training: Email Security Strategies
    February 15, 2-3:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium; Free
    Have you been a victim of the recent ransomware or email phishing attacks? Are you a new employee or are you just in need of an email security refresher? If you have questions about email security then this training is for you. Lisa Cooper will present topics including recent email viruses, email encryption, VPN utilization, passwords, Wi-Fi and cell phone security. You will also learn how to spot bogus email messages. In addition, we will provide you with helpful tips for managing your inbox.
    Additional Information: Register via email 
    Men and women needed for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Study
    IRB# 15.0733
    Women and men ages 21-79 are needed for an Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Study.  Roberto Bolli, MD, of the UofL Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, is conducting a study using stem cells vs. placebo in subjects with ischemic cardiomyopathy.  Women and men between the ages of 21-79 years who have previously had a heart attack and are experiencing heart failure may be eligible. Study related procedures are provided at no cost over 10-11 visits.  Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel.

    Additional Information: Shari Williams, 852-1837
    Women and men needed for Anthracycline-Induced Cardiomyopathy Study
    Women and men ages 18-79 are needed for an Anthracycline-Induced Cardiomyopathy (AIC ) Study. Roberto Bolli, MD and Carrie Lenneman, MD, of the UofL Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, are conducting a study using stem cell therapy vs. placebo in subjects with AIC. Women and men between the ages of 18-79 years old who were previously treated for cancer using anthracyclines and are experiencing heart failure may be eligible. Study related procedures are provided at no cost over 6-7 visits.  Participants will be compensated for their time.

    Additional Information: Shari Williams, 852-1837
    Anesthesiology M. Robinson and Axsome Therapeutics evaluation study
    .CRPS-1 treatment evaluation study. Phase 3 IRB 15.0712
    This study is for patients with unexplained, continued pain after injury or surgery on one extremity. Needs to be within one year of the injury or surgery or within six months of diagnoses of CRPS Type I. Make referral to Pain Management Clinic at University of Louisville. Compensated $80 per visit for travel and time. NCT02504008

    Additional information: Cooke RV, 852-8016
    Health and Wellness
    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week
    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    While our certified Health Fitness Specialists design the workout of the week (W.O.W.), you bring the power. Enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long! Suitable for all fitness levels.e and join us for a chance to win a FitBit Zip.

    Additional Information: Website, group fitness schedule, email, 852-7755
    All aboard the InCycle Express
    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Website, group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755
    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Use your lunch break to relax and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of work with Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics. This is the perfect class for those who are new to yoga or barre. Modifications for all fitness levels provided. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    PM&R Grand Rounds
    February 17, 12-1 p.m., Frazier Rehab Boardroom
    The Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is hosting Grand Rounds this Friday in the Frazier Rehab Boardroom. Resident Jessica Urzen, DO will present “US Science.”
    RSVP via email if you would like to attend outside of the PM&R department.
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    February 15, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th Floor, Great Halls I & II
    Join us for guest speaker Shahab Ghafghazi, MD, MRCP, assistant professor – Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Louisville. Dr. Ghafghazi will present, “Effect of Glucose Lowering Agents in Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.
    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.